Traveling Dog Lady: May 2015

Sunday, May 24, 2015

52 Snapshots of Life; Week 21: Sky

The sky is so beautiful here on Cape Cod.  Artists have flocked here for centuries because of the colors, which are incredible and always changing.  Today, the sky was blue, blue, blue and cloudless.  The ocean was green.  Tomorrow, it will all be different (I'm hearing it'll be gray).

Since the sky constantly changes here, I figured I would take a day's worth of "sky" shots today for this week's #52Snapshots challenge, hosted by our buds at The Lazy Pit Bull.   You don't have to be a pet blogger to participate, just take a photo (or five!) and join in on the fun!

5 a.m. - the sun peeks over the dunes

Not a cloud in the sky!

Keep your eyes on the horizon -- where ocean meets sky

The long and winding road

Nauset Lighthouse with a cloud-free sky

Monday, May 18, 2015

52 Snapshots of Life; Week 20: Mother

These blog hop topics just get stranger and stranger, in terms of serendipity.  Last weekend was Mother's Day, but last week's post topic was TEACH, so I posted a pic of Gil when he was a professor at Clark University, back in the day.

This week, even though Mother's Day was a week ago, the topic is MOTHER!

Now, I am not a biological mother of anyone, but I have always considered my fur kids and my employees (lol!) as my "children".  And, of course, Gil's kids and grandkids!

This past weekend was Gil's memorial, and I was delighted to finally meet his (our... my...?) twin
6-week-old grandchildren for the first time.  If the topics had been switched, with TEACH being closer to the end of the school year; and MOTHER being closer to Mother's Day, I wouldn't have been able to post this photo, because I hadn't met the babies yet!

I am a proud grandma!

Yours truly, on the left, holding baby Drew; mama Abby on the right holding older sister, Lucy!

The 52 Snapshots of Life blog hop is hosted by our pals at The Lazy Pit Bull.  You can join the action by using the hashtag #52Snapshots on any social media platform.  Anyone can participate, you don't need to be a pet blogger. 

Saturday, May 9, 2015

52 Snapshots of life; Week 19: Teach

I knew exactly which picture I wanted to use for this week's 52 Snapshots of Life photo blog-hop; hosted by our friends at The Lazy Pit Bull.

It's not a dog or cat picture, this week; but that's ok.  The blog-hop is not limited to pet bloggers. Anyone can join in the fun.  If you have a social media account, just use the hashtag 52Snapshots and snap away each week, brush up on your photography skills, or dig up and scan an old photo.

Back to that picture... it's an oldie.  My late boyfriend-husband (that's what I've decided to call him!) was a university professor long before I met him.  When I was just 10 years old, he was teaching students in Worcester. Mass. all about the fine points of philosophy.

He was an innovative teacher, in that he used media, photography, film and music for his classroom presentations long before anyone else had thought of it (think Prezi or but with film, tape, and large cumbersome equipment that had to be lugged around by strong teaching assistants!).  Keep in mind that this was, like, 45 years ago!! Students would sign up for his lectures, and would sometimes be spilling out into the corridors to catch a glimpse of his original and advanced ways of teaching.

I can hardly count the number of people who have said to me, during the last 7 weeks, "Gil taught me __________ (fill in the blank)."  Even decades after he left his teaching career to become an entrepreneur, he continued to teach others, including me, for the rest of his life.

So, in honor of teachers everywhere.... here's an old pic of a true teacher at work.  Dig the sideburns, man.  Groovy.

The students you see pictured here are now in their 60s!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

52 Snapshots of Life; Week 18: Below

Look out below!!!!

That's our theme for this week's 52 Snapshots post, hosted by our friends at The Lazy Pit Bull.

Since I'm a little late, and it is Wednesday besides, I'm making it a two-fer:  Wordless Wednesday AND 52 Snapshots, all in one!

Let's try this upside-down, and with one eye closed!